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The Best Places for Wine Lovers in Brisbane

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Updated: 30 August 2017
Brisbane isn’t short on great bars. If you’re a wine lover though, you might be after somewhere with staff that are a little more knowledgeable and a wine list with some stronger contenders – we’ve got the best spots for you.

Ploughman Bar

Bar, Pub Grub, $$$
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Ploughman Bar

Nestled in Brisbane’s inner northern suburb of Alderley, Ploughman is a gem of a bar. The owners are always friendly and knowledgeable about every drop they serve. It’s the perfect venue to chat over a casual glass of wine, house-made pickles and cheese board.

3/15 Samford Road, Alderley, Brisbane, Australia +61 424 151 124

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Sun:
2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon:
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue:
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed:
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu:
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri:
2:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Sat:
2:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Gerard’s Bar

Bar, Spanish, $$$
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Gerard’s Bar

A few steps from the reputable Gerard’s Bistro on the beautiful James Street is the equally fabulous Gerard’s Bar. The bar serves Spanish cured meats and share plates, alongside a carefully curated wine and beer list. The staff will happily talk you through everything on their menu.

13a/23 James St, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, Australia +61 7 3252 2606

Today's forecast: 99% chance of wine.

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Sun:
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon:
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tue:
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wed:
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thu:
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri:
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat:
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

The Gresham

Bar, Australian, $$$
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The Gresham

Think vintage decor, comfortable chesterfields and a cosy vibe and you’ve got The Gresham. Set in a heritage-listed building, staff at The Gresham know their wine and will set you up with the perfect glass in the comfort of a gorgeous leather lounge.

308 Queen St, Brisbane City, Australia +61 466 726 593

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Sun - Mon:
4:00 pm - 3:00 am
Mon - Tue:
7:00 am - 3:00 am
Tue - Wed:
7:00 am - 3:00 am
Wed - Thu:
7:00 am - 3:00 am
Thu - Fri:
7:00 am - 3:00 am
Fri:
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun:
4:00 pm - 3:00 am

Maker

Bar, Wine, $$$
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Maker

Maker is a hole-in-the-wall set up, but it packs a punch with its gorgeous design and superb wine list. They are also known for a unique take on their charcuterie, serving delicious goodies like venison, buffalo and wild boar.

9 Fish lane, South Brisbane, Australia

Easter Trading hours: Friday- Closed Saturday- OPEN! 4pm-midnight Sunday- Closed

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Proud Henry

Wine Bar, Wine, $$$
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Proud Henry

Proud Henry is known for stocking unique international wines that are completely new to Brisbane’s wine scene. Carefully curated, this bar has a wine list with only 12 beauties on it. If you’re a gin lover, this is definitely the place for you too.

153 Wickham St, Brisbane City, Australia +61 7 3102 1237

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Sun:
2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon:
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tue:
7:30 am - 10:00 am
Tue:
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed:
7:30 am - 10:00 am
Wed:
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu:
7:30 am - 10:00 am
Thu:
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri:
7:30 am - 10:00 am
Fri:
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat:
4:00 pm - 12:00 am

Bloodhound Bar

Bar, American, $$$
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Bloodhound Bar

Bloodhound Bar is a great destination for craft beer and wine lovers. In the heart of the valley, you’ll find a well selected wine list and a delicious bar menu.

454 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley, Australia +61 7 3162 6402

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Sun:
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon:
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue:
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wed:
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thu:
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri:
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat:
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Claret House

Claret House has become something of a well known establishment in Teneriffe. A wine lover is sure to be happy here with an extensive list of old and new wines from across the world to choose from – not to mention some delicious rustic tapas.

Shop 5 London Woolstores, 36 Vernon Terrace, Teneriffe, Australia +61 7 3257 0402